Words of warning about making all your affiliates use the same hunks of CMS code and trying to support them from afar.
Totally appropriate redesign for the NY Post site. It’s wild, looks like a tabloid, but very readable, navigable. Just try not to read anything.
Another diagonal pattern method.
Google’s RSS aggregator gets a facelift, suddenly becomes useful. Really, it’s not bad at all. Try the list view. This makes headlines a bit more important, since I can scan them. Very gmailish interface.
Want to display that RSS feed on the front page of your site? Use this.
Basic tutorial on the pen tool, good for learning Illustrator as well.